A People's History

Presented by Guthrie Theater

Dowling Studio

818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415


Call 612.377.2224
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Past performances

Wednesday, March 14 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 15 7:30 pm
Friday, March 16 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 17 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 17 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 21 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 22 7:30 pm
Friday, March 23 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 24 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 25 1:00 pm
Sunday, March 25 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 27 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 28 7:30 pm
  • ASL interpreted
  • Audio described
  • Captioned
Thursday, March 29 7:30 pm
Friday, March 30 7:30 pm
Comedy Storytelling

After a successful run of The Trump Card last season, acclaimed monologist Mike Daisey is back to present his latest work, A People’s History. This new piece begins simply: Daisey finds a copy of the U.S. history textbook from his high school in rural Maine from over twenty five years ago. What follows is a kind of history lesson as only Daisey could teach, contrasting the history he grew up with and a very different book: Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. In this 18-part performance Daisey tells a history of America—from the first landing of Columbus to the election of Donald Trump—exposing and illuminating with his signature dark humor as he eviscerates the myths we have all helped make. Daisey has been hailed as “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times. He has been compared to a modern-day Mark Twain and a latter-day Orson Welles for his provocative monologues that combine the political and the personal, weaving together secret histories with hilarity and heart.